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Is Your Mac Infected with the iWorm Botnet

Thumbnail image for Is Your Mac  Infected with the iWorm Botnet by Barbara J. Feldman October 5, 2014

This week virus hunters discovered a malware botnet targeting Mac OS X computers, and have named it the iWorm Botnet. The experts say that about 18,500 Macs are infected. Here’s how to tell if yours is among them. Open up Finder, and click Go > Go to Folder, and ask to find this folder name, […]

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How to Stop Siri from Revealing Your Contacts

Thumbnail image for How to Stop Siri from Revealing Your Contacts by Barbara J. Feldman May 12, 2014

Oops! With just a few taps, Siri allows access to all your contacts even if your phone is locked with a passcode! The following video shows how someone could gain access to ALL your contacts even if they don’t know your four-digit passcode. To stop this from happening to you, you should disable Siri from […]

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Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone

Thumbnail image for Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

In addition to the built-in IOS parental controls, you can fine tune iPad and iPhone safety by choosing the right browser. But in order for these kid-friendly browsers to be effective, you MUST disable the native iOS browser Safari and disable the installation of new apps. To modify these two settings, go to Settings > […]

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How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad

Thumbnail image for How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2014

The parental control settings on the iPad and iPhone are called “Restrictions” and they are hiding under Settings / General. To get there, find the Settings icon (looks like a gear) and then scroll down to General. From there, you’ll tap on Restrictions. Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see. My instructions continue after the […]

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4 Sochi Olympic Apps

Thumbnail image for 4 Sochi Olympic Apps by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2014

With the time difference, and your busy life, it can be hard to spend as much screen time with the Winter Sochi Olympics as you might like. But with these four apps (for both iOS and Android) you’ll be able to follow along wherever you are. NBC Sports Live Extra: If you are a US […]

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Bestselling Free and Paid Apps

Thumbnail image for Bestselling Free and Paid Apps by Barbara J. Feldman February 4, 2014

Everyone loves learning about new apps, and bloggers frequently share lists of their personal favorites. But which apps are actually the most popular? For this, you can go directly to the app stores themselves, and peruse their lists. The Apple iTunes store publishes two charts: one for free apps, and the other for paid apps. […]

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